Meet Adrian Scherer

Name: Adrian Scherer

Job Title: Shipping and Receiving Coordinator

Where do you live: Owosso, Michigan

Family details: Adrian is happily married to Veronica and he has five children:  Logan age 7, Lilly age 6, Liberty age 4, Leo age 2 and Leroy is 3 months old

History with ARMOR: Adrian began working with ARMOR in January 2017 through the temp agency Express Employment and was hired as an “official” ARMOR employee in May 2017.

Experience: “I’ve been known to do many different things for employment.  I have worked on farms, as a baker at Tim Hortons, as a supervisor at food markets, as a quality supervisor at R.E.D. Laser, and I once was a landscaper for Boyd Landscaping where I acquired my CDL.  Here at ARMOR, I prepare and package our products for shipping, I schedule, load and unload trucks, and I assist customers with their shipping-related questions and needs.”

Hobbies: “First and foremost, anything that has to do my family is a primary interest. I also love to hunt, fish, camp, and I even participate in a little airsoft gun combat on the side (it’s like paintball but better).”

Favorite Food:  Adrian is a fan of hot wings and steak tacos but his true love is BACON.

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?  “I would bring a hatchet, a cooking pot, and the last item is a bit of a toss-up between a volleyball or some paracord, but I guess if I had to choose I’d probably go with the paracord because it is functional.”

Latest Accomplishment: “It would have to be the birth of my youngest son Leroy, if there’s anything great that I have done in this world it would be my children.”

Favorite Holiday: “My favorite holiday has to be Halloween, but I may be biased because it is also my birthday. As far as traditions go, I really enjoy around Christmas time when we go through our stuff and donate the things that we no longer use or have the space for because what might not be special for us anymore might be special for someone else.”

What is your favorite playlist? “Walk” by Pantera, “All of me” by John Legend, and “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, just to name a few.

Favorite Quote: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”  — Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Meet Jeff Short

Name: Jeff Short

Job Title:  Jeff’s business card reads Eradicator of Rust but his “behind the scenes” title is Technical Sales Manager – Southeast US.

Name of Company: Armor Protective Packaging® 

History with ARMOR: “I started in my sales position with ARMOR in July of 2017. I cover the Southeast Territory covering Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and eastern Tennessee.”

Where Do You Live: Johnson City, Tennessee 

Family Details: “My family includes my beautiful wife Sarah, daughter Emma, and three dogs Addy, Ava and Bentley.”

Experience: Before joining ARMOR, Jeff worked for Citigroup both while attending East Tennessee State University and after graduation.  He then worked in sales at an industrial distributor and corrugated company.  “I have been in management along with packaging-based sales for several years.”

Hobbies: Jeff is an avid outdoorsman – hunting and boating are among his favorite pastimes.

Favorite Food: Chick-fil-A

Latest Accomplishment: “I can put on my own pants and socks!”

If you were stuck on an island what would you bring? “I would bring a boat, a phone, a knife and my wheelchair.”

Favorite Holiday: “I love Christmas, it’s the best time of the year with kids.”

What is on your favorite playlist? “My favorite is fun summer time music. I use the same play list for the lake and the gym!”

Favorite Quote: “A wise man once said, if you believe you can achieve.”

Jeff Short with Daughter
Jeff Short with Daughter

Meet Kelsey Tokan

Team Profile

Name: Kelsey Tokan

Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Name of Company: Armor Protective Packaging®

Where Do You Live: Howell, MI

Family Details: “My immediate family is just my parents and my older brother and we all live in Howell.”

History with ARMOR: “I started at ARMOR in 2016 during my junior year of college.  I was a marketing intern and I had such a great time that I never left!”  After two years of interning, Kelsey was hired as a full-time member of the ARMOR Marketing team.  “I now hold the position of marketing assistant and I am beginning to focus on a more specific role in digital marketing.”

Experience: “During my four years attending Michigan State University, I worked at its MSU Breslin Student Events Center.  I started in security and customer service then transitioned to the marketing staff, primarily working on social media and event photography until I eventually became director of the student staff. It was a really cool opportunity to be able to work at so many different events including time spent courtside at MSU Basketball games.”

Hobbies: “I love to ‘road trip’ with my best friend Maddie.  We’ve been on The Ellen Show, had front row seats at a Tampa, Florida Lorde concert, and made the trip to Texas for the Cotton Bowl. We never really know where we’ll end up next!”  Kelsey is also a bit of a Spotify addict (a digital music streaming service) and enjoys shooting hoops, concerts and traveling.

Favorite Food: Chicken and Nachos!

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?  “I would definitely bring my best friend, an alcoholic beverage, and something to listen to music on.”

Latest Accomplishment: “Making the journey to the ‘land down under.’  Last year, I was fortunate to travel to New South Wales, Australia, and spent some time with locals. It’s an experience I never thought I’d have and I hope to go back one day soon to see more of the country!”

What is on your favorite playlist or “watch” list?  “My current favorite singer/musician is Lana Del Rey and I just finished the first season of BBC America’s Killing Eve and it was phenomenal.”

Favorite Quote: “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyoncé

Kelsey Tokan and Friends
Kelsey Tokan Australia

ARMOR Hires Seancy Schnapp as Account Manager

Seancy Schnapp is welcomed to ARMOR as an account manager providing additional sales support to Michigan. Seancy spent the previous eight years as a merchandiser and most recently a merchandiser supervisor with IGT, contractor of the Michigan State Lottery.

Laura Prang Joins ARMOR’s Customer Care Team

ARMOR welcomed Laura Prang to the Customer Care team as a Customer Coordinator. Laura has a degree in Business Administration from Lansing Community College and spent 15 years working in the medical field working with clients prior to joining ARMOR.

Meet Chris Elias

Team Profile

Name: Chris Elias

Job Title: Sales Consultant

Name of Company: Armor Protective Packaging® 

Where Do You Live: Howell, MI

Family Details: “My mom, dad and sister live in Howell, and I have another sister who lives in Pennsylvania. I live in Howell with my wife Katie, my one month old son Henrik, and our doggo Otto.”

History with ARMOR:  “I have been with ARMOR since January, 2018. I initially applied because I saw the building and liked the logo. That night I did some research on the company, submitted my job application and the rest is history!”

Experience: Before ARMOR, Chris worked for the largest paint contracting company in North America. He served as the link between the sales team, painters and the customers and did everything from coordinating start dates, to confirming job details to reviewing quotes with customers and job supervisors. “It definitely prepared me for a move into a very detail-oriented customer service position like the one I am in now at ARMOR.”

Hobbies:  “I may not be great at it, but I love to golf. We also get into ping-pong battles in the ARMOR offices every now and then. If there is a Detroit sport I can attend or watch I will do that too…yes, even the Lions!”

Favorite Food: Pizza!

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?: “I would bring a pair of glasses (I’m practically blind without contacts or glasses), my golf bag (so I could work on my sand game) and my Bible.”

Latest Accomplishment: “We had our first child on October 18th. My wife did most of the work, but I am proud of that little dude!”

Favorite Holiday Tradition: “Every year we set up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and eat a big meal of leftovers.”

What is on your favorite playlist?  “I will give anything a listen, but right now I have been into bluegrass more than I care to admit.”

Favorite Quote: “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus